Atlantic Salmon Habitat Restoration Project In Central Pince County
The main purpose of this project was to restore damaged/degraded salmon habitat on the Trout River watershed in Tyne Valley, PEI and the Little Trout River Watershed in Richmond, PEI.
To sustain and enhance the habitat for wild Atlantic salmon for these rivers, the current problems in-stream were addressed through excavating two in-stream sediment traps, removing eight in-stream headwater obstructions, installing 4,710 square feet of brush mat, constructing and installing two in-stream deflector structures, and anchoring sixty five cover logs and large woody debris throughout two kilometres of stream.
Biodiversity of riparian zones were improved by planting 1,000 native tree species in open beaver meadows. Beaver management was also carried out on sixteen kilometres of river and a total of fifteen beavers were removed during the fall trapping season.
Brushmats in Trout River
Fish near a cover log